Homeschool moms are some of the most tireless lifelong learners I know. We want to do our best as we school our kids at home, so continually learning is part of our professional development!
Here is a compiled list of amazing books shared by dozens of homeschool moms. I have not read them all, so some of these are making it onto my “must read” pile.
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Homeschool Styles & Philosophies
Better Late than Early by Raymond & Dorothy Moore
The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home by Susan Wise Bauer & Jessie Wise
Pocketful of Pinecones: A Nature Study With the Gentle Art of Learning by Karen Andreola
For the Children’s Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
Learning at Home: A Mother’s Guide to Homeschooling by Marty Layne
How Children Learn by John Holt
A Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola
The Core: Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education by Leigh Bortins
Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakeable Peace by Sarah Mackenzie
Educating the Wholehearted Child by Sally Clarkson
Hard Times In Paradise by Davidi & Micki Colfax
Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids by Kim John Payne & Lisa M. Ross
The Educated Child: A Parent’s Guide from Preschool through Eighth Grade by William J. Bennett
Why Johnny Can’t Read: And What You Can Do About It by Rudolf Flesch
Ten Ways To Destroy The Imagination of your Child by Anthony Esolen
The Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto
Why Knowledge Matters: Rescuing Our Children from Failed Educational Theories by E. D. Hirsch, Jr.
Subject or Curriculum Inspiration
The read aloud handbook by Jim Trelease
The Book Whisperer: Awakening then Inner Reader in Every Child by Donalyn Miller
The Three R’s by Ruth Beechick
Go Fly a Kite: Ten Surprising Strategies for Success in Your Homeschool by Karen Costello
Balanced: Finding Center as a Work-at-Home Mom by Tricia Goyer
Free Range Learning: How Homeschooling Changes Everything by Laura Weldon
Home Grown Kids by Raymond & Dorothy Moore
The Unhurried Homeschooler by Durenda Wilson
This list is not exhaustive! What would you add? Please share in the comments below.